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Welcome to The Party Wagon! My name is Lydia , and I will be your hostess on this adventure through adorable children's parties. Get ready for all sorts of goodies, tips, tricks and hints on all things pertaining to entertaining your little ones and their friends!

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Monday
Dec152014

RUDOLPH'S RED NOSE PARTY FAVORS FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND HOLIDAY PARTIES

This couldn't be easier!  Make these adorable party favors or gifts for friends this holiday season and watch them light-up with joy!  

HOW TO MAKE...

1.  Gather baby food jars or any clear containers that you like.

2.  Paint the tops of the jars green or any color of your choice.  Let paint dry. My kids loved this step!

3.  Fill with red candy (we used mini gumballs).

4.  Add a bow (and a tag if you like)!

5.  Attach a Rudolph to the jar lid.  We used glue dots so that the Rudolph could be taken off and kept as a toy. You can find mini reindeer at craft stores such as Michael's and Hobby Lobby- maybe even Wal-Mart and Target!

6.  Give as gifts and watch little faces light-up!

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE PARTY WAGON!!

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Monday
Dec012014

SWEET TREAT AND AMAZON GIFT CARD GIVE AWAY

I have been waiting for this day, and it is finally here!  My SWEET friend, Norene, of the fabulous site called Party Pinching, has finally written a book full of her fantastic ideas for Sweet Treats for the Holidays!  I have enjoyed sharing Norene's amazing creativity with you throughout the years, and each time I would tell her that she really ought to write a book!  I am so thrilled that she did AND that she is offering one for free to one of you!  I am also adding in an AMAZON GIFT CARD!  You can have a step-by-step guide on making adorable treats for your holiday guests this year and get some of your holiday shopping, too!  What a great gift to kick-off this holiday season!

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Tuesday
Nov182014

FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS- GAME DAY

Set, Down, Hut!  Jennifer Kirlin, of Bella Grey Designs, put together this fantastic FOOTBALL PARTY and is sharing her ideas with us!  I love the backdrop of the serving table and all of the cute details!  The popcorn cones are one of my favorites at this party!  Be sure to check those out- I know kids and adults alike would love them!

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Wednesday
Oct012014

GO JUMP IN THE LAKE! BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS~ CAMPING~ FISHING~ WOODLAND

Go Jump in the Lake!  It takes on a new and really fun meaning when you invite some friends to literally jump in the lake with you- over and over and over!  My kids were given a gift of a water bouncer as a joint birthday present this year from their grandmom, and so that became the theme of my son's birthday party.  We added things that we see at lake a lot- like fox, fish, bugs, and a skunk (there is one that lives in the woods around the lakehouse that is very cute- we just hope we keep it happy!).  Hopefully, you can find some fun and easy birthday party ideas for a similar theme- such as a camping party, fishing party, or woodland animal theme!

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Monday
Sep222014

CAMILLE'S FIESTA ~ MEXICAN THEME BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

Celebrating your birthday with a Mexican Fiesta is a sure way to have a great time!  My daughter and several of her friends had a ball with all of the bright colors and (hopefully) vivid memories of a beautiful party day full of fun!  Planning all of the party ideas and details was loads of fun- although we don't claim to have everything authentically perfect- this is our take on a party that combines Mexican birthday party ideas with a young girl's likes and wishes!  For instance, we know hedgehogs don't hail from Mexico- but when she fell in love with a festive-looking hedgehog at a local shop, we decided the hedgehog would make a perfectly fun party favor!  So read on and enjoy- and hopefully you will find an idea or two that you can use for a Mexican-themed party or even a Cinco de Mayo celebration, too- and inspiration to incorporate ideas that make your party perfectly-suited for the birthday child! 

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